Wednesday 28 September 2016

Sunderland to get £3m in compensation

Matt Law

Published 23/07/2016 | 02:30

Sam Allardyce is expected to name his first England squad on August 25 Photo: David Davies/PA Wire
Sam Allardyce is expected to name his first England squad on August 25 Photo: David Davies/PA Wire

Sunderland have received upwards of £3m for releasing Sam Allardyce from his contract to take over as England manager.

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Allardyce has signed a two-year contract with the option of a further two years if he meets targets at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The 61-year-old is expected to name his first England squad on August 25, ahead of a friendly at Wembley on September 1 - the opposition has yet to be announced - and the World Cup qualifier against Slovakia three days later.

Allardyce has been given a free hand to appoint his backroom team, with trusted allies Sammy Lee, who worked under him at Bolton Wanderers, and Mark Taylor, who was sacked as performance director at Sunderland, in line to assist him.

Paul Clement could be asked to combine his duties as Carlo Ancelotti's assistant at Bayern Munich with a part-time coaching role in Allardyce's England set-up, having already worked alongside Gareth Southgate with the U-21s.

Telegraph.co.uk

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